Postdoctoral position in medical applications of laser spectroscopy at the University of Helsinki, Finland

A postdoctoral position is available in the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry
up to four years starting January 1st 2009. The salary is about 2800 – 3200
euro per month depending on the experience. The successful candidate is
expected to carry out experimental research in the field of medical
application of laser spectroscopy, where we are particularly interested in
laser cavity ring-down studies on exhaled human breath. For our laser
spectroscopy contributions see J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 727-740 (2006) and
Opt. Express 16, 11141-11146 (2008) and a manuscript ‘Background levels of
HCN in human breath measured by cavity ring down spectroscopy’ to be
submitted for Biomarkers.

The Helsinki laser spectroscopy group has excellent experimental facilities,
and is part of the Finnish Center of Excellence in Computational Molecular
Science. The research group consists of about 10 people. Our laboratory is
located in the Chemistry Department building in the new Kumpula science
campus area. Helsinki, being Finland’s capital, is a vibrant city that
offers many cultural events all year round. Finland is particularly
attractive due to its wild nature, which includes tens of thousands of lakes
and islands. There are excellent opportunities for both summer and winter
sports activities.

More information can be obtained from Prof. Lauri Halonen, tel.
+358-9-19150280, fax +358-9-19150279, e-mail, home
Please apply by e-mail or send the application to this address: Prof. Lauri
Halonen, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, P.O. Box 55 (A.I. Virtasen aukio
1), FIN-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland. The closing date is the 14th
of November 2008.